Christmas & New Year in Switzerland

Glacier Express - © Switzerland Travel CentreMonday 21 December 2020 to Monday 4 January 2021

This popular, annual visit to Switzerland over the festive season is a firm favourite and guarantees a sociable ‘White Christmas’ with fellow travellers. Enjoy first class travel on the wonderful Bernina and Glacier Express trains through snow-capped mountains and explore independently during our stays in Interlaken, Chur and Lausanne or join daily optional escorted excursions organised by your tour leader.

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Canada in the Snow

Niagara Falls in Winter - © Aqnus Febriyant/shutterstockThursday 11 February to Sunday 21 February 2021

Canada in winter is every bit as beautiful as summer but very, very different. Memories of a frozen Niagara Falls, an early morning sunrise reflecting off the snow covered Prairies at 20 degrees below and the Rockies with their winter mantle will stay with you for ever. Travel in style on VIA Rail’s famous “Canadian” and stay at top quality hotels. 

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Indian Hill Railways

Nilgiri Railway - © Bob CableSunday 14 February to Thursday 4 March 2021

Join our successful annual tour to India which includes the three most exceptional railways that served the former British Hill Stations. Engineering excellence, fierce gradients and stunning scenery make for a memorable tour.

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Snow on the Alps

Rhaetian Railway regional train - © Swiss Travel SystemTuesday 16 February to Thursday 25 February 2021

A first class rail tour of mountains, Alpine scenery and the world famous UNESCO 'Rhaetian Railway' in a ‘winter wonderland’ setting. With stays in Chur and Brig you can explore independently with a first class travel pass or join daily escorted excursions. The tour includes journeys on both the Bernina and Glacier Express trains - what better way to see Swiss scenery than from the train!

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Taiwan Rail Adventure

Alishan Forest RailwayFriday 19 February to Saturday 6 March 2021

Taiwan is a relatively unexplored treasure offering breathtaking scenery, fascinating history and exotic cultures. We include rail journeys along scenic coastlines, historical branch lines, private charters at former Sugar Mills and chartered steam on the famous Alishan Forest Railway. As well as lots of rail content, this tour itinerary also includes some extensive sightseeing tours around Taipei, Tainan and Kaohsiung City.

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Sri Lanka by Rail – Viceroy Special

Mount Lavinia Beach - © VisitColomboSaturday 27 February to Wednesday 10 March 2021

Sri Lanka is considered to boast one of the finest rail journeys in the world in terms of engineering marvel and breathtaking scenery. The amazing diversity of landscape, climate, geographical elevations and mist clad mountains, valleys and waterfalls are found all along the route. Enjoy the wonderful views as you travel on our chartered Viceroy Special Train.

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Mallorca Narrow Gauge

Palma's Gothic CathedralMonday 12 April to Saturday 17 April 2021

From golden beaches in the south to rugged mountains in the north this island is full of surprises as we explore using the rail network. It is a wonderful way to see this beautiful island as it diverts from the usual tourist trail, giving you a real taste of Mallorca.

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Uzbekistan and the Silk Road

TashkentFriday 16 April to Tuesday 27 April 2021

Silks, spices and the story of Tamerlane’s conquests combine with some of the most beautiful cities in Central Asia. This unique tour affords an in-depth look into the history and culture of one of the smallest of the former USSR republics and is accompanied by both a Ffestiniog Travel tour leader and an experienced local guide.

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Trams & Trains of Italy

Vintage Tram, MilanFriday 23 April to Thursday 6 May 2021

A re-run of 2020’s much anticipated tour. Continuing with our series of tramway tours, we pay a visit to Italy. This comprehensive tour takes in Milan and Turin’s large tram networks and we also head south to Rome and Naples to sample their smaller but interesting routes.

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Albanian Odyssey

Ferry on Lake Koman, Albania - © Dan Tautan/shutterstockWednesday 5 May to Wednesday 19 May 2021

Albania is a part of Europe rarely visited by most Europeans. Apart from Tirana and the narrow coastal belt, it is mountainous and sparsely populated yet has a rich and varied history. Above all, its people are friendly and welcoming – after years of isolation they really appreciate our visit.

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